Media Watch

  • Blame game over Syria as peace remains elusive
    06:53 pm Compiled by Chiranjib Sengupta | Hub Editor
    Global media weigh in on the worsening situation in Syria as the US and Russia traded accusations over their respective roles and warplanes pound Aleppo
  • ‘Prompt US apology to Syrian regime curious’
    Sep 21, 2016 Compiled by Khitam Al Amir, Senior Translator
    The Palestinian issue and America’s accidental air strike in Deir Al Zour were the two topics that dominated the headlines in the region’s newspapers
  • EU summit puts bloc’s future in spotlight
    Sep 19, 2016 Compiled by Chiranjib Sengupta, Hub Editor
    The first significant summit of the European Union without Britain, that was held in Bratislava last week, raised concerns about the preparedness of the bloc to handle its post-Brexit future
  • New US Bill will harm efforts against terror
    Sep 14, 2016 Compiled by Mohammad Al Jashi | Translator
    Arab Media Watch: New US Bill will harm efforts against terror
  • ‘Kim preparing to win a limited nuclear war’
    Sep 12, 2016 Compiled by Chiranjib Sengupta, Hub Editor
    Global media focuses on the implication of North Korea’s increasingly belligerent stance
  • ‘Battle in Yemen no longer a local issue’
    Sep 07, 2016 Compiled by Mohammad Al Jashi, Translator
    While the situation in Yemen continues to be fluid, the lack of any resolution in the Palestine-Israel issue remains a cause for concern
  • Temer needs to restore faith in Brazil
    Sep 05, 2016 Compiled by Chiranjib Sengupta | Hub Editor
    Brazil entered a new phase of turbulence last week with the impeachment of Rousseff and the subsequent swearing in of Temer as president
  • Tunisia has kept moving forward
    Aug 31, 2016 Compiled by Khitam Al Amir, Senior Translator
    The Syrian crisis and the new Tunisian government were the two topics that dominated headlines in the region’s newspapers
  • The burkini controversy
    Aug 29, 2016 Compiled by Chiranjib Sengupta, Hub Editor
    A controversial move by the mayors of at least 28 French towns to impose a ban on the burkini and a subsequent ruling by a French court rejecting the ban was the focus of global media last week
  • ‘Israeli attack an attempt to divert attention’
    Aug 25, 2016 Compiled by Mohammad Al Jashi, Translator
    Israel’s attack on Gaza and the impending end of the war in Yemen were the focus of the region’s newspapers this week
  • Rio Olympics: Memorable for the right reasons
    Aug 22, 2016 Compiled by Chiranjib Sengupta, Hub Editor
    Thousands of people celebrated through the night on Sunday in one last big bash on the streets of Rio de Janeiro
  • Al Houthis’ risky venture to lead to misery
    Aug 17, 2016 Compiled by Mohammad Al Jashi | Translator
    Yemeni parliament meeting organised by rebels and ousted Yemeni president Saleh was the topic that dominated headlines in the region’s papers
  • Simmering tension with China’s neighbours
    Aug 15, 2016 Compiled by Francis Matthew, Editor at Large
    Tensions between China and its neighbours continue to dominate developments in the South China Sea
  • Aleppo a bold message to Syrian army
    Aug 10, 2016 Compiled by Khitam Al Amir, Senior Translator
    The battle for this city is of extreme strategic importance, given its geographic and economic significance. The fighting there is not merely a side-show
  • Aleppo is the new Srebrenica — lest we forget
    Aug 08, 2016 Compiled by Meher Murshed | Senior Hub Editor
    It hinges on this battle. If the rebels cave in, Bashar Al Assad can breathe easy. But what fate awaits the 300,000 residents?
  • ‘Yemen rebels must accept resolutions, peace’
    Aug 03, 2016 Compiled by Mohammad Al Jashi | Translator
    Newspapers in the regions focused on two topics: Al Houthi rebels rejecting the UN proposed peace plan for Yemen and the Palestinian issue